The Royal Mail has painted a post box, in Ellie Simmonds' home town of Walsall, gold to celebrate her gold medal win in the Paralympic Women's 400m Freestyle S6 final.
Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds is to have a post box painted gold in her home town of Walsall today in celebration of her 400m Freestyle victory.
The Royal Mail will paint the iconic red post box gold at 9.00am on Aldridge High Street.
Royal Mail has produced a stamp honouring Walsall's Ellie Simmonds' gold medal triumph in yesterday's (1 September) 400m freestyle final.
It is the first time a host country has issued a set of stamps to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists.
Tomorrow, Royal Mail will also paint one of its red post boxes gold in Ellie's home town.
Walsall swimmer Ellie Simmonds has won gold in the 400m freestyle final. The 17-year-old also clinched the world record, with a time of 5:19:17.
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Ellie Simmonds' aunt and uncle got a pleasant surprise this morning, as they entered the Olympic Park to cheer on their Paralympian niece.
Walsall's Ellie Simmonds has smashed the Paralympic record by more than 20 seconds during her S6 400m freestyle heat, with a time of 5:24.64. Ellie has also broken her own European record.
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Ellie Simmonds from Walsall broke a world record at the British Gas Swimming Championships in London this evening, securing an Olympic spot for the 200m individual medley.
The double Paralympic champion set a new world record of 3:08.14.
Sascha Kindred from Herefordshire also won the men's equivalent race, with a time of 2:48.44.